SpecificationsNotebook: MSI GT70-0ND-444US (GT70 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1400 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI GT70-0ND-444US
Source: Comp Reviews
Thanks to MSI's supplying of their chassis to other companies, the GT70 isn't as much of a standout 17-inch gaming system as it could be. The chassis itself offers some nice features including an anti-glare screen and some solid base performance. What MSI does to differentiate itself though is provide a bit more including a Blu-ray drive that most companies ignore.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M:
An upcoming high-end graphics card for large notebooks expected to launch with Ivy Bridge processors in the first half of 2012
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
3630QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.